BADBADNOTGOOD - III
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2014 Ratings: #435 / 845
User Score
Based on 163 ratings
2014 Ratings: #98
May 6, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Innovative Leisure / Label
Jazz Fusion / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

III's hazy, after-hours vibe is infectious, and these songs reveal fresh nuance with repeat listens.

70
The 405

Like a clever film or TV show, every time I listen to the album I pick up on something else, something different; a little nuance here or there I'd not picked up on before; something that puts me into a different state of mind.

70
NME

Shades of post-rock make the whole feel oddly conservative in parts, but ‘Can’t Leave The Night’ sounds like a trap DJ Shadow, and ‘Hedron’ boasts imagination to match the band’s spectacular musicianship.

AmericaanSpirit
85
An incredible effort from three promising young jazz musicians. Definitely something to have on at all times for all occasions.

BEST TRACKS: Confessions, Kaleidoscope, Hedron, Triangle, Sustain
perlman
80
Not as strong as its predecessor, but still being a great job.
MasterCrackfox
87
An amazing modern jazz group, and this is by far their best collection of songs. Great album. Oh yes. SO good.

Favorite track: Confessions
David_AcidFunk
NR
Confessions
73
BBNG's studio debut leaves a lot to be desired, especially coming off of the fire-breathing, ass-kicking "BBNG2", which effectively rejuvenated and beat the shit out of jazz for the new age. On "III", the band is learning how to work within structure, which I don't blame them for. They sound on-point as hell here in a technical respect, and as musicians, they're maturing, I suppose. I know I can't expect the 20-year-olds-pounding-out-an-album-in-a-couple-studio-sessions ... read more
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Track List

  1. Triangle
  2. Can't Leave The Night
  3. Confessions (feat. Leland Whitty)
  4. Kaleidoscope
  5. Eyes Closed
  6. Hedron
  7. Differently, Still
  8. Since You Asked Kindly
  9. CS60
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